What does your after-retirement travel plan look like? Well, mine is traveling After all; it’s never too late to realize your dream and if someone like Gladys Burrill – the woman who completed a marathon at the age of 86 can achieve a feat at 86, you can achieve too, especially if you have the will and the verve like her. She like many others have set an example forward that age is just a number. So, if you have wished to explore India for the longest time then your post-retirement years are the right time to start because you have enough time on your hands and you can enjoy the companionship of your friends and spouse without a worry in the world. India is a treasure trove of beautiful destinations, right from picturesque snow-capped mountains to pristine beaches, so, where will you begin? Don’t worry we have compiled a list for you that will help you choose the top 10 destinations, which are senior-citizen travel-friendly and just what you needed to give wings to your dreams.
Top 10 Amazing Places in India Suitable for the Elderly
Take a look at these amazing places, each one unique in its own way.
It is counted as one of the holiest places in India. If you have heard about Varanasi and yet haven’t been able to explore it for various reasons, then now is the time to head to the city to enjoy its inherent charm. It has a hard-to-ignore spiritual charm. You can get the vibe by exploring the Ghats during the morning and ride across the Ganges on a boat. You can get a glimpse of the beautiful evening aarti done at the Ghats and you can offer the same at the Kashi Vishwanath Temple.
Haridwar and Rishikesh
Haridwar and Rishikesh are one of the best locations to visit for you if you are seeking a spiritual visit. Haridwar is known as the holiest city of India and you can bathe in the Ganges to wash away your sins. Another great tourist attraction is the Mansa Devi temple and Laxman Jhula. Other must-visit places are the Har-ki-Pauri Ghat for the evening Maha Aarti.
Kerala, the beautiful place is called God’s own country and not without good reason. The land of the backwaters is the abode of rich flora and fauna. It will completely relax you and rejuvenate you. There are other places that you can visit such as Munnar, backwaters of Alleppey, Thekkady, Wayanad, and others.
Agra is synonymous with Tajmahal and no wonder it is known as the city of love. The city is located at the bank of river Yamuna and has some beautiful heritage buildings that should be in your must-visit list such as Agra Fort, Chini ka Roza, Panch Mahal, and Fatehpur Sikri and so on.
Rajasthan is one of the most beautiful places to visit simply because it gives a glimpse of the royal culture. You can traverse through the state in the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels as it offers a chance to explore the majestic places, vast deserts, glimpses into the wildlife and the resplendent Havelis of Jodhpur, Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Ranthambore, & Jaipur. It is a mélange of all things royal, historic and exquisite handicrafts.
Gir National Park
If you have a thing for wildlife then, you have to try the Gir National Park; it is one of the UNESCO heritage sites in India. It can bring you closer to nature. You can traverse through the verdant forest via a jeep safari ride and if you are in luck you can even spot rare species of Asiatic lions. If you are visiting Gir, then take don’t forget to take a detour around the heritage site at Junagadh with its beautiful forts and Havelis.
This small town in south India is capturing the attention of the avid travelers as it will remind you of the southern French towns of Corsica. Enjoy the lovely French onion soup at quaint cafes and take a rickshaw ride around the French colony. The walk-in Rock Beach is another beautiful place for you to visit. Last but not least visit the Aurobindo Ashram to seek solace amidst the frenetic pace of life.
Darjeeling is a beautiful hill station and a must-visit in the summer months. Most people from Kolkata enjoy the lush hillsides in the summer months to get away from the heat. Don’t forget to watch the sunrise from Tiger Hill; it is a sight to behold. The joyride in the toy train is another fun attraction that reminds you of your childhood days. Visit the tea estates to savor the sights and sounds and sip on the famous Darjeeling tea.
Do ensure to visit most of these memorable destinations and make some beautiful memories of your own. So, hurry up, pack your bags and embark upon a wonderful journey so that you can, as Oscar Wilde would say, “Live with no excuses and travel with no regrets.”